Journal article

The Challenges of Measuring Informal Care Time: A Review of the Literature.

Sean Urwin, Yiu-Shing Lau, Gunn Grande, Matt Sutton

Pharmacoeconomics | Published : 2021


Economic evaluations increasingly include the value of informal care, for example, in terms of caregiver health effects or time costs. If an economic evaluation uses caregiving time costs, appropriate measurement of caregiving time is an important first step prior to its valuation. There is no comprehensive overview of the measurement challenges for caregiving time. In this literature review, we searched Medline, Embase, Econlit and Scopus to identify measurement issues and associated studies which reported informal care time that addressed them. The search identified 27 studies that addressed nine measurement issues. There is limited evidence on how to address these issues, although some ha..

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